Rep. John Mica

Republican  •  7th District, Florida  •  11th Term  •  Sworn In 1993
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  • Anonymous 03/03/2008 10:51am

    Here in Rockland County, New York, we’re fed-up with stone-cold anti-environmentalists threatening our homes with unrelenting commercial jumbo-jet overflights. We’re incredulous that an eight-term Congressman would support the already-failed, chronically-unsafe regime of FAA Acting Administrator Robert A. (“Bobby”) Sturgell. So our environmental group “Quiet Rockland” has called for the resignation of hard-core extremist conservative Representative John L. Mica (R-Fl.) from the U.S. House Transportation Committee and the House Subcommittee on Aviation.

    It’s time for Mica to flake himself off from the American political landscape. His harmful transportation legacy includes the Minnesota bridge collapse and Alaskan “bridge to nowhere” fiasco each occurring under his watch. Mica’s bald plugs for the FAA and aviation over-expansionism are as tiresome as an “Apply directly to the forehead!” TV commercial – as well as hazardous to innocent American people.

    Through long-distance cyber-contribution to the political process, ‘Quiet Rockland’ will afford every assistance to help the informed electorate in Florida’s Seventh District chip Mica and his cronies away from elected office in November. Any vote ‘for Mica’ would be a vote for Mica’s vacuous petro-plastic culture. Yet aviation safety and the environment require an approach far less inanimate, and one far more sentient and human. John L. Mica is incapable of anything so organic.

    As career mouthpiece for the FAA and the rich aero community, Mica recognizes no value beyond the smell of spent jet-fuel and the crinkled-paper sound of a handed-over almighty Dollar. We embrace the wisdom of clean open space and peace-and-quiet, in lieu of further Mica-forced inhalation of fossil-fuel for the sake of someone else’s quick-and-dirty paper profit. The governmental function of objective aviation regulation must be reinstituted. The stewardship currently feigned by Sturgell and Mica must be scissored out. Costs of their ouster should now be for the airlines to pay.

    Mica has been ‘kept’ in office for 15 years by a staid homogeneous constituency in northeast and central Florida. Mica’s 7th District includes wealthy businesses of the greater Orlando area, and others with a keen special interest in maximizing their own revenues by over-scheduling flights and over-saturating our skies. Seeking to protect only the living rooms of his well-heeled campaign donors from any airplane noise, John Mica meanwhile abuses his influence and position on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Aviation Subcommittee to further placate those same aero-loyalists.

    Mica shills for the FAA and its would-be head ‘Bobby’ Sturgell, and even road-shows for Sturgell’s ill-conceived wasteful $53.5 million boondoggle known as the ‘NY/NJ/PHL Airspace Redesign’ aimed directly at our homes in the Northeast. While Congressman Mica is Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee, what’s truly ‘rank’ are the Mica-extruded conflicts-of-interest while he purports to further the cause of air safety.

    Replete with hypocritical chutzpah is Mica’s recent accusation that others in Congress played special-interest politics when resisting Sturgell’s late-year quest for a fast-track confirmation hearing as FAA head. That would be like Ike criticizing JFK for having a receding hairline. Mica doth project too much. His patterns are too easily read.

    Though dimmed at the edges by the current opaque duplicitous FAA with which Mica regularly allies, crystally-clear transparent is Mica’s brazen pandering to wealthy elements of the aero-mercantile complex who got him elected and keep him in office. Parts of Mica’s Federal Election Commission list of political contributors at ‘http://www.fec.gov’ read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of aviation-industry operatives. Campaign donors include airlines, PAC-shielded FAA managers, and even failed former FAA head Marion Clifton Blakey herself. Mica’s own aviation machinations are as flaky as Blakey.

    While the cue-ball with which Mica ran the political pool-table 8 times to date, will sink by November – that’s not soon enough. John Mica should step down from the Transportation Committee and Aviation Subcommittee for the sake of the safety of this country and all air travel within it. While many in the Northeast have considered moving to Florida simply to vote against John Mica in the next possible election, in the meantime Rocklanders today launch a website to similar effect called ‘http://www.anyonebutmica.com’.

    ‘Quiet Rockland’ encourages citizens interested in defeating those that would harm our environment and our homes, to please access that website. For too long John L. Mica has been provided a rug of cover by aeronautical special interests. It is now time for Mica to come out from under that rug.

  • Anonymous 03/03/2008 10:52am

    The supposed federal regulators of aviation have failed this country yet again, with their own arrogance, malice, incompetence, and ignorance.

    It is an outrageous abomination that Bobby Sturgell and his FAA cannot even bother to coordinate with other federal agencies like the TSA and the USDOT so as to ensure: (A) that those that would harm our country do not even enter, much less be trained at and matriculate from, FAA-certified flight schools; (B) that those that would harm our country cannot in any way gain entry to, much less work for, FAA-certified aircraft repair facilities worldwide which may work on fuel-laden, passenger-filled aircraft bound for the USA, as discussed at the February 29, 2008 Senate Commerce Committee hearing at which Sturgell and USDOT head Mary Peters testified, now available on the Internet; © that those that would harm our country be required to spend at least more time than the perfunctory 18 seconds through the TSA cordon at Newark Liberty International Airport as passengers have recently experienced at EWR, as reported by the press this week.

    Bobby Sturgell is a harmful and dangerous individual whose malice and incompetence must be summarily rejected by the further outcry of the American people. Bobby Sturgell must be ousted from office as current Acting Head of the FAA. It is abundantly clear that he is ONLY acting – and for that matter, he is a bad actor.

    Moreover, Bobby Sturgell is a liar who has already perjured himself repeatedly to save his own proverbial reptilian skin, and to protect solely the interests of the monied aeromercantile complex for which Sturgell regularly shills.

    Citizens in Rockland County, NY, as well as citizens in New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, were mouth-agape aghast while watching the evasive and false under oath testimony and answers given by Bobby Sturgell on Thursday, February 7, 2008, to the Senate Commerce Committee. Our citizen group Quiet Rockland has thanked Congress for making the webcast testimony of Bobby Sturgell and the proceedings generally, available to all of us, real time and now archived, through RealPlayer software, on the Senate website.

    Bobby Sturgell arrogantly insulted Senators Boxer, McCaskill, and Lautenberg, among all of the rest of us, with his persistent utter refusal to answer the most simple of direct Yes-or-No questions. Sturgell made Watergate conspirators sound like they testified on sodium pentothal by comparison. Senator McCaskill asked the core essential question: Do you think air traffic controller fatigue was a contributing factor[?], to runway incursion mishaps, and the slipperiest of eels, the eel of Sturgell, the Sturg-eel, sought to squirm away in the scripted slime of non answers.

    Bobby Sturgell, acting FAA head for three months, testified that he had no prior knowledge of the San Diego aircraft near-miss a few weeks ago?

    LIE.

    Sturgell testified that he had no prior knowledge of recent Newark, NJ departures flying out in the wrong direction in the past few weeks?

    LIE.

    The nomination of Bobby Sturgell as proposed FAA Administrator should not be confirmed. Instead, after he first personally apologizes to Senators Boxer, McCaskill, and Lautenberg, Bobby Sturgell should then be INDICTED – for contempt of Congress, for rendering perjured testimony under oath, and for already putting millions of otherwise innocent and unsuspecting Americans directly at risk and in the way of harm. Quiet Rockland has now faxed every Senator on the Commerce Committee, asking them to please refer this matter to the AG, IG, GAO, and a Special Prosecutor, and to please now cook this eel.

    John J. Tormey III, Esq.

  • Anonymous 07/10/2008 5:45pm

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  • Anonymous 09/03/2008 9:58pm

    Wednesday, September 3, 2008
    Quiet Rockland Offers US$500 Reward For The Lawful Capture Of Congressman John Mica’s Toupee

    A copy of this letter with accompanying photographs is posted at:
    http://ejectsturgell.blogspot.com/
    http://removesturgell.blogspot.com/
    http://indictsturgell.blogspot.com/
    http://southwestairlinesalmostkilledyou.blogspot.com/

    Like a midget wrestler would do in the ring, or like a B-List Hollywood fake-celebrity would do on the TMZ website, unabashed aeromercantile hawked-chicken Congressman John L. Mica (Florida, 7th District) decided to HEAD-BUTT a cameraman or two last night:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBhe7d36BHs
    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/MoneyTrail/story?id=5707463&page=1

    The incident occurred while Mica was caught trying to sneak out of a Tom Delay stealth perp-fundraiser in Minnesota. Supposedly, John Mica is still seeing purple after yesterday’s Quiet Rockland blogged letters about Mica’s hairpiece:

    http://indictsturgell.blogspot.com/2008/09/congressman-john-micas-hairpiece-8th.html

    These blogged documents were faxed, inter alia, to each of Congressman Mica’s district offices. They were also distributed all over Florida, the District of Columbia, and elsewhere. Guess Mica didn’t like ’em much.

    Quiet Rockland, in turn angered by this obviously-intentional abuse of the media and the First Amendment, accordingly offers a Five Hundred Dollar (US$500) reward, payable through and including the date of the November 2008 election (New York time), to the first person who lawfully and legitimately traps, captures, and delivers over Congressman John L. Mica’s ill-fitting, gravity-devying, entirely-preposterous hairpiece.

    Please watch the video linked above. Mica runs the pattern like a former football player.

    But why would he lead with his HEAD? He must be real confident in the application of his Topstick.

    Also, we want to be very clear here that no one is asking anyone to make any unlawful conversion of property (even toupee-lifting, after all, is a taking of chattel, no matter how ugly the rug looks). No one is inviting any assault or bodily contact or anything like it (and in this case, if I were you, I’d be afraid of it).

    However, it is entirely possible that someone might enterprisingly work out a method for the lawful taking of possession of John Mica’s toupee. For example, Mica might accept a check. After all, Congressman Mica has accepted a check already from most of the relevant aero-mercantile interests in this country. You might get similarly lucky.

  • excellenceinamericacom 07/23/2009 1:45pm
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    So far so good!

  • lencwatson 10/04/2009 8:30am
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    Comments from “anonymous” need to be ignored.

    L. C. Watson

  • wethe2009people 11/05/2009 5:12pm
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    Rep. Mica,

    Please vote Neah on Saturday for H.R. 3962. Thank you.

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  • DOUGLASFIELD 04/30/2010 2:06pm

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  • PJMac 05/29/2010 6:53am

    John Mica is the perfect example of Ideology over Reality

    Pure partisan politics ..

    Will Rogers said he “never met a man he didn’t like”

    Will Rogers never met John Mica …

    Or more simply put John Mica makes Darth Vader look like a punk.

  • PJMac 05/29/2010 7:08am

    John Mica “The Compassionate Conservative”

    Mica endured a moment of infamy in the spring of 1996 when he likened welfare recipients to reptiles. “Do not feed the alligators,” he said. “We post these warnings because unnatural feeding and artificial care create dependency.”

  • PJMac 05/29/2010 7:31am

    WASHINGTON DC - Dates June 22 – June 24, 2010

    Marching on the streets ….. Americans for Americans!

    Jobs and Benefits for the unemployed. TIER 5 !!

  • PJMac 05/29/2010 11:44am

    WASHINGTON — A government watchdog group today named U.S. Rep. John Mica its “Porker of the Month” for the Winter Park Republican’s defense of earmarks, a federal spending device that allows lawmakers to insert pet projects into spending bills.

    “We picked him because he is emblematic of a certain blindness, or recklessness, of certain members of Congress. They can only see as far as their next earmark,” said Leslie Paige, a spokeswoman for the Washington-based Citizens Against Government Waste.

    In particular, the group zeroed in on a recent quote by Mica, who said: "There’s no way in hell I would support banning earmarks … That’s our job, getting elected and making decisions. Yes, there are bad earmarks, like there are bad members of Congress. And what you do is get rid of them.”

  • PJMac 06/02/2010 5:26am

    John Mica received $9,500 in 2009-2010 from Oil & Gas Lobbyists.

    Visit opensecrets.org

  • PJMac 06/10/2010 9:47am

    John Mica (The Congressman From CSX) must hate the unemployed, he has consistently opposed H. R. 4213.

    Can we assume there are no unemployed in the 7th district of Florida ????

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    hsayre 08/01/2010 8:47am
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    The president is not on the up and up either. Its funny how many times they do this and blame the Republicans; then, the bill get passed. They don’t need the Republicans; the Democrats are just playing games along with the Republicans and everyone should wake up and see this. Their all guilty and only care about their jobs!

  • PJMac 06/29/2010 7:08am

    John Mica does his “Town Hall” meetings by conference calls … sign up on his website and ask tough questions, when Mr. Mica can not hide behind his aides.

  • PJMac 06/29/2010 7:12am

    From Whoserved.com

    Representative John Mica
    Political Party: Republican
    State: Florida

    No Military Service

  • PJMac 06/30/2010 2:57am

    On June 29th, 2010 John Mica voted against H. R. 5618 …

    To John, I guess there is no difference between unemployed Americans and his “Welfare Alligators.”

    I seriously hope in November, the voters of the 7th district see the difference between you and Heather Beaven.

  • PJMac 06/30/2010 7:01am

    John,

    Why do you not have a twitter account as of June 30th, 2010 …

    Your constituents want to be heard ….. or don’t you want to hear what we have to say ……

  • PJMac 07/01/2010 11:00am

    July 1st, 2010

    John Mica voted “No” on H.R.5618 – Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010 …

    America and Florida deserves Better !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PJMac 07/09/2010 9:36am

    Google Mica Headbutts Reporter ..

    or visit http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=5709582

  • bwanazulu 07/12/2010 7:30am

    So, what rock did this guy crawl out from under? Is everybody who voted for this moron stupid or just senile?

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